JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Kerr Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson, Olga Kurylenko, Jake Lacy, Charles Dance, Michael Gambon. It has been fifteen years since rubbery faced comic Rowan Atkinson (of Mr Bean and Blackadder fame) donned his licence to kill as bumbling and clueless secret agent Johnny English, a cross between James Bond, Maxwell Smart, Inspector Clouseau and Inspector Gadget.  The character was initially created for a series of credit card commercials, but proved popular enough to earn his own spin off feature film. Now Continue reading

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anna Foerster Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, James Faulkner, Clementine Nicholson, Peter Andersson, Bradley James, Trent Garrett, Daisy Head. This fifth film in the franchise comes four years after Underworld: Awakening, but it has little that is new to offer. Maybe it's time to bring the saga to an end. Kate Beckinsale dons the skin tight leather outfit again to reprise her role as the kick ass death dealer Selene, who has been trying to keep her daughter Eve out of the clutches of Continue reading

GHOSTBUSTERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Feig Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey, Andy Garcia, Charles Dance, Zach Woods, Steve Higgins, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Katie Dippold, Michael McDonald, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Cecily Strong. Hollywood has a nasty habit of trampling on the memories of our youth by remaking some of the classics of yesteryear, and in most cases stuffing them up beyond belief. They may justify this by saying that the remake Continue reading

ME BEFORE YOU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Thea Sharrock Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Jenna Coleman, Stepehen Peacocke, Henri Charles, Samantha Spiro. A couple of years ago we saw the wonderful French comedy/drama The Intouchables which told of the unusual friendship that developed between a quadriplegic and his carer, a refugee from the wrong side of the tracks. It was a friendship that transformed both their lives. And similarly The Sessions told of the friendship that developed between a Continue reading

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Burr Steers Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcoate, Suki Waterhouse, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Charles Dance, Matt Smith, Sally Phillips, Emma Greenwell, Eva Bell. Jane Austen is probably rolling over in her frilly lace bonnet and hooped skirts at the thought of what Hollywood has done to her classic tale of romance, manners, marriage and class in Edwardian England. As the title suggests, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies takes Austen's source material and injects healthy doses of zombies into the mix. Continue reading